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Posted: 8/21/2005 12:25:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2005 12:45:41 PM EDT by maggart]
i've hade this m-44 for some time now,but cant figure out which factory it was made at. the date is 1952, above the date is 02, and the first letters in the serial# are BD. any and all help is appreciated
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 1:00:00 PM EDT
I'm only typing this once so listen up

before this crylic wrtiting
a hammer with russian writing on top and bottomtula 1919
star with 5 circle surrounding tula1920-24
circle around hammer tula post 1924-28
star with arrow inside Tula post 28

bow and arrow izhevsk pre-28
hammer and cycle in a wreath izhevskpost 28
triange with an arrow inside is a ishvek parts mark (often on bolts)

If you have any more questions I will be happy to answer them

or get The Mosin-Nagant Rifle book
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 1:18:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2005 1:19:40 PM EDT by maggart]
thanks SD307 the markings are a little tough to make out.it almost looks like an x surrounded by just the right side of a wreath.i cant get a good enough pic to explain it. thanks anyway.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 1:41:01 PM EDT
Sounds like Ishevik its the only one with a wreath
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:32:03 PM EDT
02 is the country code for Hungary, you have a postwar Hungarian M44 .
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:19:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 7:21:49 PM EDT by LightningLink]

Originally Posted By tangeant:
02 is the country code for Hungary, you have a postwar Hungarian M44 .

Agreed. I have a 1953 Hungarian M44, serial #BK 27xx. All parts are marked with the 02.


ETA: Here's a page with non-Russian Mosin stamps. 7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinMarks03.htm. First picture is your X in a wreath stamp.
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